Outstanding Product Design from Mulfingen
ebm-papst received the renowned ‘Red Dot Award 2017: Product Design’ for its AxiBlade axial fan. The jury was impressed by the fan’s modular structure, which sets special standards when it comes to flexibility and functionality.
A record number of over 5,500 products from 54 countries registered for this year’s competition. In July 2017, a 39-person jury in Essen, Germany conferred one of the most renowned awards in the design sector on a product from ebm-papst. When justifying its choice, the jury stated: " AxiBlade has an impressive modular structure. Its flexibility and functionality set special standards." Designs from a total of 47 categories received awards in the Product Design area of the Red Dot Awards. AxiBlade entered the competition in the "Industrial devices, machines and automation" category.
Based on a modular system, the AxiBlade axial fan is used in ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems. It features housings with aerodynamically optimized geometries complemented by profiled impeller geometry and winglets for maximum efficiency. This combination allows AxiBlade axial fans to operate in a wide variety of applications with optimum efficiency of up to 54%. They can also achieve a noise reduction of up to 8 dB(A) when compared to the standard program.
One of the largest design competitions in the world, the Red Dot Award is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. The first jury met in 1955 in order to evaluate the best designs of that era. Since then, the coveted Red Dot has been the world’s highly esteemed seal of outstanding design quality.